That’s the guy USC designed its offense around. Everyone saw what he can do – when he’s healthy.
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He had one shanked punt that gave Georgia great field position, but overall boomed USC out of trouble. His long was 57 yards.
He was supposed to throw the ball and did, completing 26-of-36 for 288 yards with a pick. If only he could have run some.
He led the team with nine tackles and had one for loss.
Georgia was only 18 yards away from having three backs with 100 yards each. That’s deplorable.
USC had 30 yards for the game. Yes, Orth took 39 yards worth of sacks, but to gain only 75 yards on 26 attempts was poor enough.
It continues to be an adventure. Hayden Hurst didn’t catch the one punt hit to him, letting it bounce past him inside the 5. Then, the Gamecocks didn’t touch an onside kick return for a game-icing touchdown.
For whatever reason, the crowd seemed listless. I realize there were extenuating circumstances, but for a rivalry game on a beautiful fall afternoon, there wasn’t a lot of get-up-and-go.
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